Agnes of God

date. November, 2012

venue. Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre

credits. John Pielmeier

A court-appointed psychiatrist, Doctor Martha Livingstone, is summoned to a convent and charged with assessing the sanity of a young novitiate, Sister Agnes, accused of murdering her newborn. The Mother Superior, Miriam Ruth, determinedly keeps young Agnes from the doctor, arousing greater suspicion. Who killed the infant and who fathered the tiny victim? The questions force all three women to re-examine the meaning of faith and the power of love leading to a dramatic, compelling climax.

 

“We go see plays for a number of reasons. Sometimes, it’s to take refuge from the real world in fiction. Other times it’s to laugh or cry. Still other times, we seek to be blown away, gutted, stung by a story and left to pick up the pieces, one by one, for ourselves. Coupled with good directing and acting, these are the stories that stay with us indefinitely, make us question what we think, and burrow themselves into our very being. John Pielmeier’s Agnes of God is just one such story and, under Marc-André Charron’s direction, 9th Hour theatre’s production lives up to the story’s potential.”       

 

Read the full CAPITAL CRITICS CIRCLE REVIEW here.

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THE ARTISTIC TEAM

MARC-ANDRÉ CHARRON (Director) | STEVEN LAFOND (Composer) | JOHN SOLMAN (Lighting Designer) | PATTI VOPNI (Production Designer - Set, Properties, Costumes)

THE ENSEMBLE CAST

GABRIELLE LAZAROVITZ (Sister Agnes) | ANNA LEWIS (Doctor Martha Livingstone) | MARTAIN PEARSON (Musician - Cello) | JANET RICE (Mother Miriam Ruth)

THE PRODUCTION TEAM

CLAUDE HACHÉ (Production Photographer) | JONATHAN HARRIS (Producing Artistic Director) | PETER LEYENAAR (Associate Producer) | SUSAN MARRINER (Graphics Designer) | ARIANE ROY (Assistant Production Manager) | ED VOPNI (Set Builder, Associate Producer) | RACHEL-DAWN WALLACE (Production Stage Manager)

THE CREW

TIM EDWARDS, KAREN LEYENAAR, PETER LEYENAAR (Front of House) | INA GRAAFLAND, FLORENCE OGLESTONE, ARIANE ROY, ED VOPNI, ANDRÉ-ANNE WILLIAMS,  (Hospitality) | TIMOTHY HESS, RACHEL-DAWN WALLACE (Promotion) | LIZZIE FRANKLIN (Props Assistance) | DANIEL VOPNI, JULIA VOPNI (Set Painting)